The following performance opportunity was shared with us by Aram Moshayedi on behalf of the Hammer Museum:
CALL FOR PERFORMERS
The Hammer Museum is searching for performers/dancers aged approximately 35 and older to participate in a performance by Berlin-based artist Bob Kil for a forthcoming exhibition titled Lifes.
We are seeking performers for full-time and part-time participation, whose schedules allow for consistent availability from February 13 to May 8, 2022 during the museum’s hours of operation Tuesday–Friday 11am to 8pm, Saturday–Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Bob Kil’s performance is a collaboration with Danish artist Nina Beier and Los Angeles-based writer and director Asher Hartman. Bob Kil and three performers will enact a series of monologues written by Hartman, and engage with a sculptural environment conceived by Beier. We are looking for experienced dancers and those interested in movement-based performance to participate in a minimal unison choreography.
Paid rehearsals will take place in the weeks leading up to the exhibition’s opening. Performances will occur hourly for approximately 15 minutes; performers will have 45 minutes of downtime between performances.
Pay is $25 per hour. Prospective candidates are asked to send a head shot, resume, and a short video replicating the movement of the following work by Bob Kil: https://vimeo.com/645486145.
If you are interested in participating, please send this material to bob.kil4Lifes@gmail.com.
Included below are a brief description of the exhibition, a bio for Bob Kil, and information about the Hammer Museum:
Lifes: February 13–May 8, 2022
The exhibition Lifes is a curatorial assemblage, an exercise in synthesis, a composite being, a living software, a durational sequence, a cacophony of intentions, a misunderstanding, a text that dances, an extended conversation, a voice in ruin, a mapping of relations, a lean into the future. Initiated by four commissioned texts and including contributions from over 40 individuals from various creative fields, Lifes unfolds within the museum’s galleries and beyond to consider the legacy of the so-called total work of art and the possibilities and pitfalls of interdisciplinary artmaking.
Lifes is organized by Aram Moshayedi, Robert Soros Curator, with Nicholas Barlow, curatorial assistant.
Bob Kil (b. 1975, Seoul) has spent the past twenty-five years in London and Berlin. Kil works within the realm of language, employing written and spoken words, and introduces vocal and physical rhythms into performances. Often working with other professionals, including artists, dancers, and techno DJs, they appropriate the format of poetry reading and borrow the vocabulary of pop culture. Kil has delivered performance pieces at various institutions, such as Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen (2021); Holstebro Museum, Denmark (2021); Aeromoto, Mexico City (2020); KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin (2019); Kunsthal Gent, Belgium (2019); DRAF x O2 Forum, London (2018); Le Plateau, Frac Île-de-France, Paris (2018); South London Gallery (2016); and Art Sonje, Seoul (2014). Kil runs bobshop, a space for performances and readings in Berlin.
Founded in 1990, the Hammer Museum is part of the School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA, and offers exhibitions and collections that span classic to contemporary art. It holds more than 50,000 works in its collection, including one of the finest collections of works on paper in the nation, the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts.